Oil & Gas Title Examination

By George J. Morgenthaler

Oil and Gas Title Examination by George J. Morgenthaler is the classic reference for examining titles and rendering oil and gas title opinions.

The classic is back.
Now in hardback and e-book formats!

Oil and gas title examination is one of the most challenging and specialized areas of real property law. Whether you're making your first foray into the field or have an established practice, you want to know that you're doing it right. You want the tips and tricks that improve your technique, and the forms that ease the task of title opinion drafting. Whether it's a standup title examination in the county records or a grind through a stack of abstracts, you want to follow the best practices.

For more than thirty years, George J. Morgenthaler's Oil and Gas Title Examination has been the classic reference for attorneys and landmen. Long out of print, now it has returned in hardback and e-book editions. Oriented toward sound procedure and technique, emphasizing the common problems that arise in every title examination—and the title curative that they require—it is a versatile desk reference for the conscientious title examiner.

When it comes time to render a title opinion, whether for drilling, division orders, acquisition, or some other purpose, you want to make sure that you provide the information, layout, and organization that demonstrate your professionalism. Rich in forms and examples of title comments and requirements, Oil and Gas Title Examination is the solution.

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Hardback: $89.95

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Books ordered between October 11 and October 15 will be mailed on October 16.


E-books: $79.95 for an individual license; $399.95 for a group license.

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George J. Morgenthaler has examined titles and delivered title opinions in a variety of oil-producing states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Nevada, and Utah. He served as senior vice president and general counsel of an NYSE-listed international energy company and as a transactional international energy lawyer. He is a prolific author and speaker on oil and gas law and other topics.

Oil and Gas Title Examination is published by Mockingbird Books.